POSITION: Woods Boss
POSITION TYPE: Seasonal
LOCATION: Idaho Conservation Corps office is located in Boise, ID. This position will require 40% travel to crews assigned within an assigned region providing field support using an ICC provided vehicle. The entire field season will be spent in the field supporting crews. There will be occasional visits to headquarters for supplies.
PROGRAM DATES: 08/02/2021-10/16/2021
SCHEDULE: Days off are sporadic and coordinated with your Program Manager. Woods Bosses will typically work 10-14 day (about 2 weeks) stretches.
COMPENSATION: $115 per day for Young Adult crews ($117 with current WFR or EMT certification) with transportation, camping locations, and some meals provided.
QUESTIONS/CONTACT: Cassie Connolly, AmeriCorps and Community Engagement Coordinator, at [email protected].
Since 1984, Northwest Youth Corps (NYC), a non-profit organization, has given tens of thousands of youth and young adults opportunities to learn, grow, and experience success. Through partnerships with conservation agencies, youth and young adults gain the personal and professional skills needed to carry out a variety of stewardship projects, from which they can earn a stipend, high school credit, and/or an AmeriCorps educational award. More importantly, these young people gain skills needed to become economically and socially self-sufficient, benefit their communities as citizen stewards, and recognize that they can make a positive difference. NYC also operates an accredited charter school, internship program, and the Idaho Conservation Corps (ICC).
The Woods boss is responsible for providing field support to youth and young adult conservation crews. This includes, but is not limited to ensuring projects are to partner and NYC/ICC specifications and NYC/ICC standards, camps are to NYC/ICC standards; that they are clean, safe, and follow organizational protocol; and that seasonal staff presents a rich educational program. This position will also include giving project specific technical support to crews which may include, trail maintenance and construction, fence maintenance and constructions, invasive species removal, and fuels reduction. A Woods boss may also manage some weekends, recreational trips, and be responsible for resupplying crew food and equipment. The Woods boss will interface with project sponsors and parents to ensure participants are comfortable with the program.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Support
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Position Qualifications & Certifications
Reliable and self-motivated.
Physical Demands/Work Environment
**This Position Description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change, or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice. **
Terms of Employment
Based in Boise, ID and will require 40% travel to remote training and project locations. Which may also include travel to projects in OR, WA, and ID as needed. This is a seasonal position.
Please fill out an application through Idaho Conservation Corps at http://www.idahocc.org/ then select APPLY HERE/LOGIN.
Send a cover letter and resume to Cassie Connolly at [email protected] with “ICC Woodsboss” in the subject line.
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